Episode-124- Overlooked Items for the Bug Out Bag

Today’s show will not be an exhuasting inventory of what I keep in my bug out bag or even what you should keep in yours.  Instead we will cover a few often over looked and ignored items that you may want to consider adding to your 72 hour emergency kit.

Tune in today to hear…

  • The origin of the orginal concept of a bug out bag (at least according to online forums)
  • Understanding bug out vs. battle pack or even survival kit
  • The most over looked item in a bug out bag documentation, procedure and contact documentation
  • The GPS, why many choose not to include one, why that choice is a mistake
  • The good old fashioned compass, do you have one, if not why
  • Why a written plan is a good idea, the psychology of crisis and how it effects you
  • Both maintenance and OTC meds are a good idea, don’t leave them out
  • A trick with benadryl that can help with toothache or mouth injuries
  • A simple bug out bag drill to evaluate what you might be missing
  • Thoughts on what makes good bag for your bug out kit
  • Thoughts on back up solar charging and additional methods of communications

Resources for Today’s Show

4 Responses to Episode-124- Overlooked Items for the Bug Out Bag

  1. Awesome episode. One additional reason there’s no downside to prepping, especially storing food: if there is no crisis, you can donate any uneaten food to a food bank.

  2. Yet another excelent podcast, however I fell one additional overlooked item was missed. A spare set of perscription glasses or contacts. As I can not wear contacts, I carry a set of Uves Genesis safety glasses with spare lenses and my Rx insert installed in my BOB.

  3. Bug out bag. Try to take foods that do not take water to prepare, I see so many bug out bags with things like, instant oatmeal, hot chocolate & soups. The water should be for
    drinking & take vitamins & protein bars. I also take a bottle of fiber, not only is
    fiber needed but it also swells for a full feeling. I came across what is called
    Lifecaps. They are a capsule that has everything needed to survive without food with
    the exception of water. It is full of vitamins & minerals plus Iodine. Anyway, you take
    three of them a day & drink water. I can actually take enough food in one backpack to
    las 6 months because of these little Lifecaps, protein bars, fiber & water. I will run
    out of water in a week so I do carry a small filter & a couple of those straw water
    filters that filter the water as you suck.
    You do not always have the ability or time to heat water to make soup or oatmeal. Anyway,
    after I bought 25 bottles I found a coupon code & bought 75 bottles more. The coupon code
    is… healthcap It will get you 33% off. There are also sites that have those filter straws
    that are cheaper than any of the stores around here. (SLC) I think they are a really good
    idea along with some purification pills. I cannot remember the sites off the top of my head
    but you can Google for aquamira filter straw. Aquamira is the manufacture but do not buy
    off there site because I have found them for almost 1/2 what they want on their own site
    on other sites. Good luck, Gods speed & get serious about your bug out bag!
    Todd in SLC

  4. Bug out bag. Try to take foods that do not take water to prepare, I see so many bug out
    bags with things like, instant oatmeal, hot chocolate & soups. The water should be for
    drinking & take vitamins & protein bars. I also take a bottle of fiber, not only is
    fiber needed but it also swells for a full feeling. I came across what is called
    Lifecaps. They are a capsule that has everything needed to survive without food with
    the exception of water. It is full of vitamins & minerals plus Iodine. Anyway, you take
    three of them a day & drink water. I can actually take enough food in one backpack to
    las 6 months because of these little Lifecaps, protein bars, fiber & water. I will run
    out of water in a week so I do carry a small filter & a couple of those straw water
    filters that filter the water as you suck.
    You do not always have the ability or time to heat water to make soup or oatmeal. Anyway,
    after I bought 25 bottles I found a coupon code & bought 75 bottles more. The coupon code
    is… healthcap It will get you 33% off. There are also sites that have those filter straws
    that are cheaper than any of the stores around here. (SLC) I think they are a really good
    idea along with some purification pills. I cannot remember the sites off the top of my head
    but you can Google for aquamira filter straw. Aquamira is the manufacture but do not buy
    off there site because I have found them for almost 1/2 what they want on their own site
    on other sites. Good luck, Gods speed & get serious about your bug out bag!